David Goldblatt
Asbestos

1-25 October 2003
All Asbestos photographs are available in an edition of 6

A theme running through these images is the damage wrought to the land and people by asbestos mining in these regions. The mining concerns have departed, but the scars of the decades of mining this lethal material remain, and are profound and widespread.



Herman Kabari, Kuruman. 18 December 2002


Recreation Club, Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. 19 September 2002


Recreation Club, Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. 19 September 2002


In an abandoned mineshaft, Pomfret Asbestos Mine, North West Province. 25 December 2002

Edition sold out



Blue asbestos fibres, Owendale Mine, Northern Cape. 26 October 2002


Boesman Kgololo, former truck driver on an asbestos mine, now suffering from asbestosis, Heuningvlei, North West Province. 18 December 2002


The mill, Pomfret Asbestos Mine, North West Provinvce. 20 December 2002

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Adit, Langley Asbestos Mine, Prieska, Northern Cape. 25 October 2002


A villager's 'asbestos map', Kuruman, Northern Cape. 21 December 2002


A villager's 'asbestos map', Kuruman, Northern Cape. 21 December 2002


Blue asbestos tailings and the Colonial Mine, Wittenoom, Western Australia. August 1999


Ben Thorpe, 64 year old former asbestos miner, taking oxygen to relieve lack of breath caused by mesothelioma, Kuruman, Northern Cape. 21 December 2002


Resting between Bute and Heuningvlei, North West Province. 18 December 2002

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